10 Ways to Have a Blast in L.A. This Weekend

Cult movies, psychedelic rock, St. Patrick’s Day improv, and Dead Sea Scrolls
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ART: Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition
On view are portions of the 2,000-year-old texts, a three-ton stone from the Western Wall, and other artifacts. Armchair adventurers can live vicariously through the IMAX film Jerusalem 3D. More information (March 13-15; The California Science Center)

MOVIES: The Wrecking Crew
These superhero studio musicians built Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound,” backed the Beach Boys, and appeared on myriad recordings in the ’60s. Learn about the unsung players in a documentary about one of the coolest chapters in L.A. music history. More information (March 13-14; Nuart Theatre) 

MUSIC: Shpongle
Sound experimentalists Simon Posford and Raja Ram present their latest collaborative effort entitled Shpongle, a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals, silver flute, and computer wizardry. More information (March 14; The Fonda Theatre)

ART: Glenn Ligon
The conceptual art of Ligon, whose paintings, photographs, and neon signage explore themes of racial identity, has never been more relevant. More information (March 14; Regen Projects) 

MUSIC: 20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Legendary Johannesburg trumpeter Masekela joins rootsy guitarist Mahlasela in a performance that traverses modern and traditional sounds from South Africa. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, best known for those uplifting vocals on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, opens. More information (March 14; Walt Disney Concert Hall) 

COMEDY: I Scream Sundays Presents: Strange Patrick’s Day
Strange Patrick’s Day offers a stand-up juggler, experimental improv and sketch comedy, as well as undisclosed St. Patrick’s Day themed treats. More information (March 15; Ruby Theatre at the Complex)

MUSIC: Wand
Neo psych quartet Wand release their sophomore album Golem this month. The band’s idiosyncratic tour-de-force of spacey rock and psychedelia will be backed by Death Valley Girls, Walter TV, and The Gooch Palms. More information (March 13; The Echo)

CONFABS: Lebowski Fest 2015
The annual celebration of the Coen brothers’ 1998 cult classic is going down at the Saban Theatre this year. Catch Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass and his band, a screening of the original 35mm print of the film, a bowling party with costumes, trivia, vendor booths, and much more. More information (March 13-14; Saban Theatre)

MUSIC: Cold Blue Water
Guitarist Andy B deals in authentic vintage tones when he delivers his special mashup of blues, rock, and jazz. Support includes Duane Betts & Brethren of the Coast, and Perfect Sex. More information (March 15; The Troubadour)

MOVIES: Screening of Repo Man with live performance by Harry Dean Stanton
Alex Cox’s cinema punk classic from 1984, Repo Man, gets the big screen treatment. Catch a set by actor/musician Harry Dean Stanton after the movie. More information (March 15; The Regent Theater)

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